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TheDan
11-13-2015, 11:34 PM
We're having a get together at Top Notch drive in, Dec 12th at 10:30am. They open at 11am, but I thought we could meet up a little before they open to chat and get to know each other. I'd really like to see this become a regular thing every 2nd Saturday, so come on out!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1633482153579325/

CoachRick
11-14-2015, 01:29 AM
Yum...brunch! Got a feeling that Top Notch is quite a bit older than many of the potential attendees ;) !

TheDan
11-14-2015, 04:11 PM
Yum...brunch! Got a feeling that Top Notch is quite a bit older than many of the potential attendees ;) !So you're saying the maturity level might be too high for you?;)

WillFiat
11-16-2015, 05:51 PM
This is an excellent idea! I have put it on my calendar. Thanks for planning a meeting. Top Notch has a history as a car hangout, it will be fun to see our 500’s there.

TheDan
11-17-2015, 02:43 AM
I've got some prizes to give away for this first meeting. Categories will be furthest traveled for the event, oldest Fiat, and dirtiest Fiat.

pip
11-18-2015, 11:47 AM
be sure to share this in the facebook forums also

TheDan
11-19-2015, 11:29 AM
be sure to share this in the facebook forums also
I put it on Austin Fiat Club and Fiat Friends. If you know of any others please spread it around :)

pip
12-02-2015, 03:20 PM
I hope I have my go cart back by then,,..... if not ill bring the X they gave us

Thirdhonk
12-03-2015, 11:28 AM
Damn, I'm going out of town that day. I might be able to make it though...maaaaybe

pip
12-08-2015, 09:45 AM
looks like a chance for a little rain. I will prob still show up.

CoachRick
12-08-2015, 11:44 AM
Oddly, if it DOES rain, I can make it. Otherwise, I'm half-committed to the Scout-A-Route bicycle ride from Mellow Johnny's each Sat AM.

TheDan
12-10-2015, 04:05 PM
bumping for this weekend... Hope to see you all there!

WillFiat
12-10-2015, 05:10 PM
Thanks for the reminder. It is my intention to be at this gathering.

CoachRick
12-10-2015, 06:03 PM
Let's push the potentially strong thunderstorms until mid-afternoon! ;)

Thirdhonk
12-12-2015, 12:14 PM
On my way

Thirdhonk
12-12-2015, 12:50 PM
Never mind, check engine light came. 1600 miles and already having issues... Lovely

CoachRick
12-12-2015, 03:42 PM
Never mind, check engine light came. 1600 miles and already having issues... Lovely

Whaaaa???
Sorry about that!!! Small but talented group...good burgers!!!
Gas cap issue???

WillFiat
12-12-2015, 11:38 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed getting to meet with other Fiat owners at Top Notch today. I am all in favor of making this a regular event. It was nice to have the Fiat of Austin rep there to visit with us.

Thirdhonk
12-13-2015, 01:37 AM
Ecu needed a reflash. Sorry I couldn't make it. Hopefully there will be another meet up. Just fyi we have weekly Saturday night car meets for all cars to attend at Subway at Wells Branch and Mopac. Starts around 1030. I'm normally in my weekend car (red 92 integra) but I bring the fiat out occasionally. Would be cool to see more fiat people come out to that meet every week as well

TheDan
12-13-2015, 01:37 AM
It was great seeing you all today! Very cool of Angela from Fiat of Austin to show up with some gifts. Next meet-up will be on January 9th. See you all next year ;)

fredfrey
12-19-2015, 10:06 AM
I'm staying in ATX for the winter from CT with my Abarth. I'll be there on the 9th.

CoachRick
12-19-2015, 06:31 PM
I'm staying in ATX for the winter from CT with my Abarth. I'll be there on the 9th.

We're mid-60s to upper 70s for the next few days. Can't imagine why any
one would want to spend the holidays in Austin!!! Hehe ;)
Maybe we will have a LITTLE cold weather in time for the next lunch!


BTW, I think you and TheDan could talk cars for quite a while!

TheDan
12-19-2015, 10:05 PM
I'm staying in ATX for the winter from CT with my Abarth. I'll be there on the 9th.You should bring the Dino in your avatar!!

fredfrey
12-20-2015, 08:41 PM
Driving the Dino from Connecticut to Austin would be quite an adventure.
In leu of the long drive - here are some photos of fiats (and a couple of Alfas)
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WillFiat
01-05-2016, 09:23 PM
After the first “Fiat Brunch @ Top Notch” meeting in December it was suggested that we meet again this Saturday, Jan. 9. I plan to attend if this event is being held.

glasswar
01-05-2016, 11:31 PM
I just got my Abarth, and live in the same neighborhood as Top Notch (and eat there once a week). I would love to attend if this event is being held.

ManOfStealth
01-06-2016, 12:04 AM
Did not happen unless we see pictures. Post them here.


I thoroughly enjoyed getting to meet with other Fiat owners at Top Notch today. I am all in favor of making this a regular event. It was nice to have the Fiat of Austin rep there to visit with us.

CoachRick
01-06-2016, 02:59 AM
Rainy and cool last time...maybe the same for this week! Pics shall be taken! My L will be fresh from its first oil change and dealer service ;)

TheDan
01-08-2016, 12:12 PM
Hope to see you guys tomorrow!

CoachRick
01-09-2016, 02:18 AM
Rainy and cool last time...maybe the same for this week! Pics shall be taken! My L will be fresh from its first oil change and dealer service ;)


But!...not freshly washed by the dealer!

TheDan
01-09-2016, 11:17 PM
We had a great turnout today! It was good seeing everyone.


Pics shall be taken!Thanks for taking pictures! So... where are they? sillylol

CoachRick
01-10-2016, 11:53 AM
Nag, nag, nag! My limited tech savvy is matched only by my mediocre cold weather photography skills. Folks, it was a beautiful day but 15 degrees below average and 25-30mph wind...not exactly why many of us moved to Austin! There was an interesting collection of FIATs at the lunch...quite a few X1/9 s in various states of restoration and customization. We'll have to set up for better pics next time!!!
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Left to right: Our L(complete with shopping cart ding) in front of a few X1/9s and cold folks and more contemporary 500s in the background.
Some super custom body and paint work by a local biz...Dan has contact info on him, I believe.
One of the nearly 100% rebuilt X1/9 examples...gorgeous paint job. (One of the fellows shoehorned an Acura TSX engine into his X1/9(running ~220hp presently! Has the car down to about 1900lbs...still street legal, but barely).
Last pic is Dan's 4c and a couple of newer FIAT examples. I should have done a better job of authenticating the location as "Top Notch" drive-in...of Dazed and Confused fame...about 45 years old and going strong!!!

Thanks to Dan for putting this together. Stay tuned for a different location and day for our monthly meetings...Dan and a couple of the others are hoping to coordinate with the local Austin FIAT dealer and possibly having the gathering at the dealership(with food brought in!).

WillFiat
01-10-2016, 09:09 PM
Thanks for posting the pics Rick! Despite the chilly temps and blustery wind, it was a very enjoyable gathering.

glasswar
01-10-2016, 10:14 PM
Agree, great time, great people. Looking forward to the next one.

ManOfStealth
01-11-2016, 12:38 AM
Good variety of cars. Thanks for sharing.

TheDan
01-11-2016, 03:46 PM
Stressless Auto is hosting our meet for February. They have a nice big warehouse where we can get in out of the cold. There will be burgers and hotdogs! We decided to do this one on a Sunday, February 28th so that folks who normally work Saturday can come. Hope to see you there!


http://i65.tinypic.com/3517ebl.jpg

smark
01-11-2016, 04:58 PM
I like the wide body wheel well, with arrows, French curves, and clouds graphics.

TheDan
01-11-2016, 06:15 PM
I like the wide body wheel well, with arrows, French curves, and clouds graphics.I was impressed that it was all hand painted. That guy does hand painted dash panels, too: http://www.artdriven.net/

TheDan
02-26-2016, 01:17 PM
Stressless Auto is hosting our meet for February. They have a nice big warehouse where we can get in out of the cold. There will be burgers and hotdogs! We decided to do this one on a Sunday, February 28th so that folks who normally work Saturday can come. Hope to see you there!


http://i65.tinypic.com/3517ebl.jpgJust a reminder that the event is this Sunday!

WillFiat
02-26-2016, 06:13 PM
Thanks for the reminder Dan. I plan on being there for sure.

glasswar
02-26-2016, 06:59 PM
I will be there a bit late, but there by 12 at the latest.

pip
02-29-2016, 11:47 AM
Nice to meet some of you guys!!

TheDan
02-29-2016, 02:33 PM
It was a great turn out! A few more folks turned up after I had climbed on top of the fire truck to take this pic...
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1517/25355685646_7737e193a3_k.jpg

Reminder that our next one will be here: http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?24127-FIAT-Alfa-of-Austin-hosting-an-event-March-12th

WillFiat
03-01-2016, 01:56 PM
That was a very enjoyable meeting. It was a great opportunity to spend some time looking at other cars and chat with the owners. It is nice to see how this group has grown and to have people from Dallas and Houston drive over to join us.

Thanks for posting the picture and organizing this get together Dan and thanks to StressLess Auto for hosting.

TheDan
03-02-2016, 11:10 AM
Lillian took a bunch more photos. Check them out!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207748873135730&set=pcb.975308462546743&type=3&theater

Thirdhonk
03-02-2016, 09:32 PM
I missed out again. One of these months I'll make it. I just hate getting up so early on a Sunday after being out all Saturday night at the car meet

TheDan
06-02-2016, 01:49 PM
The forecast is saying only a 20% chance of rain next Saturday, so lets meet up at Top Notch drive in, Jun 11th at 10:30am!

TheDan
08-04-2016, 01:27 PM
This months meet up is Saturday, August 13 at 10:30 AM!
I think we're going to have at least one new 124 show up :aroused:

TheDan
10-02-2016, 01:51 PM
Back at Top Botch again for October. Hope to see you there!

TheDan
05-08-2017, 11:10 PM
2nd Saturday... Hey! That's this weekend!

See you all there ;)

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WillFiat
05-09-2017, 03:19 PM
Thanks for posting the reminder Dan. I plan to be there.

TheDan
06-09-2017, 10:53 PM
Sorry for the late reminder, but we'll be at Top Notch tomorrow morning as usual. Have a new fellow with an Innocenti coming... Now THAT is an oddball! Hope you can make it!

http://i64.tinypic.com/a4k7n.jpg

TheDan
06-10-2017, 04:06 PM
Had a great turnout today!

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WillFiat
06-12-2017, 12:58 PM
Thanks for posting the pics Dan. That was a very enjoyable meet and it was a nice mix of vintage and new generation cars.